May 5, 2023 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
What this lunar eclipse looks like
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.
BETA: This is a temporary animation, it would look different in real life. We hope to fix that issue soon.
Click the 'play' button to view the animation. The pause button can also be used to temporarily suspend the animation.
Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least some parts of the eclipse:
- Parts of Asia
- East in Africa
- East in North America
- East in South America
- Indian Ocean
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Baghdad, Iraq
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Tokyo, Japan
- Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Cairo, Egypt
- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Bucharest, Romania
- Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Kolkata, West Bengal, India
- Athens, Greece
- Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Beijing, China
- Hanoi, Vietnam
- Moscow, Russia
- Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- New Delhi, Delhi, India
- Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia
- Ankara, Turkey
When the eclipse happens worldwideLunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.
The times displayed might be a minute or two off actual times.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||May 5 at 3:16 PM||May 5 at 11:16 AM||No, under horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||May 5 at 5:23 PM||May 5 at 1:23 PM||No, under horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||May 5 at 7:30 PM||May 5 at 3:30 PM||No, under horizon|
* The Moon is under the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Washington DC.